It used to be that when you amassed 15,000 miles on an airline those points could get you a free trip along with your halfway decent meal and attentive, pleasurable flying experience. Not to go all Lewis Black here, but flying on airlines today is akin to riding in a cold bumpy freight car, dining on delicacies such as terminal (no pun intended
) McDonalds or a five-to-a-bag pack of nearly stale in-flight peanuts. Don't forget, that's an extra $15 if you just must check your bag before boarding. So as you may no doubt have surmised I am just a tad turned off by the "new way to fly."
One thing that has me perked up though is a site called Points.com
. They are a frequent flyer miles trading site. All those miles that don't add up to even a one-way free trip can now actually do you some good. Their system is simple, fun and easy to use.
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